Here's me with the 1st place winning Lingcod weighing 19.25lbs and measured 37.5". I was so happy landing this huge Lingcod late in the tournament. Thank's so much to the 68 kayak fisherman that particiapted in this years tournament and also our sponsors at NWKA, Next Adventure and Ocean Kayaks(for the 1st place prize). We had a great time in Depoe Bay Oregon.
Here's what happens when a Sea Lion decided to steal my Chinook Salmon while kayak fishing. I had just decided to hit the river Friday evening after work and was trolling the edges of the river when then Springer hit. It started as a really soft bite, but quickly excelerated into a lot of hot action. I had seen a couple Sea Lions pass by an hour earlier, but hadn't seen anything recently so thought I could play the fish for a couple minutes before netting . I was just about to to reach back for my net when this Sea Lion sneaks up below water, grabs my Salmon and takes off like a bat out of hell for deeper for the deeper river, eventually breaking off my Springer at the head. You'll see me reel in the head at the end and notice how the Sea Lion tears appart my dinner in the river right next to me. Fur bag!!!!
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